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#1 TheHood

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 10:35 PM

Just picked up my Cup-s 275 (Ohlins, Acropavic etc. - oooh get him 😁).

It's really good apart from one thing - the clutch.

It seems heavy in comparison to most other cars I have driven (VRS, various fast Fords and my VX with Courtenay clutch and lots of boring stuff). I did notice it on the test drive but I didn't think it was much of an issue on the open road, but in the stop start crawling traffic on the way home it was quite tiring. Bite and engadget seem good, just high spring pressure.

So question is how do you find the clutch in comparison to other cars?

Do I need to man up or could the car have a "past" that means it's running a non standard clutch?

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 10:52 PM

I had a MΓ©gane R26 and the clutch was really light but it had been replaced 1000 miles before I bought it

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:43 AM

I had a 265 and the clutch was a lot heavier than the one in my vx. They’re good for quite big power so it’s unlikely it will be an aftermarket one in yours. I think you need to man up haha.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:58 AM

Yeah it probably is a case of getting down the gym [SHUDDER]πŸ˜„

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:09 AM

I have a 250 with a fairly newish standard clutch.

 

It shouldn't be very stiff, but definitely on the firm side. Reminds me of my old 350Z clutch. Plus side is that they do hold the torque pretty well for a standard unit (mine is ~330lb/ft and no issues so far).



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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:29 PM

More torque - LALALA not listening [fingers in ears] πŸ˜„

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 03:50 AM

i hda a 225 and it was a great car, shouldnt have sold it



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:12 AM

More torque - LALALA not listening [fingers in ears] πŸ˜„

 
Just a simple remap will be all you need :) The chassis can handle a good bit more as standard..



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 03:46 PM

I have a Clio 182 and the clutch feels way heavier than my vx did so maybe it’s a french thing

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:24 PM

I'm used to the clutch now even in heavy traffic, although when I got in my Panda 100HP (for sale BTW) I nearly bent the pedal into the bulkhead πŸ˜„

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 07:57 PM

 Panda 100HP (for sale BTW)

 

Can you PM (or post) details please? Potentially after a new daily..  thumbsup



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 11:01 AM

I'm used to the clutch now even in heavy traffic, although when I got in my Panda 100HP (for sale BTW) I nearly bent the pedal into the bulkhead πŸ˜„

 
Yeah its not actually too bad once you get used to the weight / bite.. Had same issue with Aygo 1.0L hire car recently! :lol:






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